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Fried Eggplant

I had an abundance of eggplant which I brought to the beach with me.  (I’m on the “Catch It Eat It” part of my permanent vacation from work.) So last night, I treated my daughter, son-in-law and grandsons to my mother’s…

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Figs, figs and more figs

I climbed into my fig tree today and what do you think I found.  A swarm of June bugs eating all of my ripe figs.  I have been waiting for the figs to ripen and I guess the hot weather…

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, A Bushel

Well, I got some volunteers (left to right, Tyler, Grace and Connor) to help me harvest my red Noland potatoes this morning.  My help is built low to the ground, which makes it easy for them to pick up the…

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Root vegetables

Beware of the root vegetable thief.   I caught Mary in my garden the other day harvesting some of my delicious root vegetables for the daughter and grandchildren.  Mary is making away with carrots, early onions, kohlrabi and two varieties…

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Brassicas for the table

Just thought I would update the blog I posted on April 30 about planting brassicas and lettuce.  I started harvesting the central heads of my Packman broccoli on May 10.  The row cover I placed over the plants really worked. …

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Drip Irrigation Installation At Baltimore County Demonstration Garden

On Friday, a large group of volunteers installed two drip irrigation zones at the Baltimore County demonstration garden.  The perennial zone (540 square feet of asparagus, raspberries and blueberries) used a drip tube system where half inch drip tube (with…

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Brassicas interplanted with red sail and buttercrunch lettuce

    What a beautiful rain we have had for the last two days.  It has given me a welcome reprieve from all of the weeding that needs to be done in the garden.  It’s also given me time to post a…

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